Episode 6 of the Safe Space Podcast!


Safe Space is a creative writing group for young people who identify as LGBTQ+, supported by Norwich Arts Centre.

It’s a welcoming, fun, and supportive place to share ideas and try new things with writing.

For those unable to join the group in person – or in need of a re-cap of the session – they have kindly created the Safe Space podcast!

Safe Space Creative Writing Group – The Re-cap Ep6 – RECLAMATION

Each episode includes an ‘Audio Letter’ which is a short burst of inspiration provided by someone leading in their field – someone queer, creative and inspirational. This episode has our very last letter – and it’s a good ‘un…

Danni Nicholls tells us about the highs and lows of her life as a writer and a musician, learning what inspired her and how to pick herself up, when things get rough. We hear music from Danni, and also from BBC Folk Award Winning duo and LGBT powerhouses, O’Hooley and Tidow.

We took our writing cue from archivist poet Gail McConnell… and although hasn’t possible to legally clip her speaking about her own work, this Podcast wholeheartedly recommends checking out her collection ‘The Sun Is Open’ and YouTube videos of her speaking directly about it here: youtube.com/watch?v=FsOMeBfUJ18
This collection deals with the sudden death of a parent.

Listen to the Safe Space podcast HERE

Norwich Arts Centre · Safe Space Creative Writing Group – The Re-cap Ep6 – RECLAMATION

Images of Tom Phillips’s HUMUMENT can also be found here: artnews.com/art-news/artists/pages-of-a-humument-tom-phillips-on-his-show-at-flowers-gallery-4662/

To find out more about O’Hooley and Tidow, visit their website here: ohooleyandtidow.com

and to hear more from Danni Nicholls, go here: danninicholls.com

This re-cap is hosted by Jess Morgan who is a writer, and musician (but definitely not a proper podcaster) who lives in Norwich.

All music is used with permission.

Safe Space are hugely grateful to Young Norfolk Arts, The National Centre For Writing and Norwich Arts Centre for supporting this project!